#1
anyone want to give me a good starting place to begin listening to sun ra?
i would like to check him out because of a video that was posted in the "Good Rap" thread where Madlib cited him as a big influence...

help me out folks
#2
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anyone want to give me a good starting place to begin listening to sun ra?
i would like to check him out because of a video that was posted in the "Good Rap" thread where Madlib cited him as a big influence...

help me out folks


Well, I did a quick search and this might help you out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Ra_discography#Recommended_recordings

I'd start off with what was put there. I'm new to Sun Ra so I'm going to check out Jazz In Silhouette.
#3
i got the futuristic sounds of... out of the library today
i am going to listen to it and report back
#4
Sun Ra is so hard to listen to if you've not heard him before, so once you've taken a listen to it and maybe not liked it, I'd really recommend going back to it later and taking another listen.

I have that 'Futuristic sounds of...' album lying about somewhere and some odd Batman thing he did. Really nuts for the most part.
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#5
^Yup, avant garde is so hard to get into because a lot of it is so ballistic and hardly resembles music sometimes. When I first got John Coltrane's Stellar Regions album, I thought it was so nuts I could hardly listen to it, but I got used to it, and now I love that stuff.
#6
honestly futuristic sounds was pretty great
i was expecting something a little more out there though, but there were spots where i caught a glimpse of what i was hoping for

i hope i can find a later album to compare with